The US condemns postponement of Legislative Council elections in Hong Kong
US administration calls on officials to review their decisions, condemning the 1-year postponement of the Legislative Council elections in Hong Kong
In a written statement, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo evaluated the postponement of the Legislative Council elections in Hong Kong.
Emphasizing that there is no valid reason for such prolonged procrastination, Pompeo said, “It is likely that Hong Kong will never be able to vote for anything or anyone again.”
“The Hong Kong people have shown their desires and abilities for free and fair elections for many years. We invite Hong Kong authorities to review their decisions,” said Pompeo, who noted that the Beijing administration had no intention of following the promises made to the Hong Kong people or the international community.
“Hong Kong will continue to progress towards becoming another communist city in China”
“Unfortunately, if these elections are not held, Hong Kong will continue on its way to becoming another communist city in China,” Pompeo emphasized that the elections in Hong Kong should be held as soon as possible.
White House Spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany also reported that they condemned the Hong Kong administration’s decision.
“The announcement I have to make today is the hardest decision I have to make in the last 7 months,” Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam said on July 31.
Laming that the government will postpone the Legislative Council elections scheduled for September 6 due to increasing Covid-19 incidents for 1 year, Lam said, “We want to guarantee the issue of health with justice and public safety, and we must make sure that the election is made in an open, fair and impartial manner. So this decision is essential. “